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Hi all, first official thread on here. So this is my 1.6cl 6n polo project, I've yet to decide whether to rat or restore. the story so far, so I purchased this car off an old customer with a little over 61k on the clock. It had/ has a number of mechanical faults that I've already made progress on attacking some of these. cambelt & water pump (done) Head-gasket (done) thermostat (done) blocked radiator (flushed system) clutch (needed soon) faulty ignition coil (replaced) i still have a few other minor repairs and maintenance to do such as all fluids to be changed, filters, plugs etc. Once ive taken care of making sure the car runs as well as it can do I will move on to any modifications such as coilovers, wheels etc. As you'll see in the pictures all arches are badly corroded but not un-repairable. And this is why I'm undecided between rat or restore lol. Anyway heres some pics that have got so far feel free to put forward any suggestions etc as I'm always looking for fresh ideas lol. Having some difficulty uploading pics so will try to resize them and try again tomorrow.
Hey guys, my name is Mehow and I'm an 18 year old lad from London. I've written up a much more detailed thread about my car on Stance Works, however I thought i'd be fitting to make a thread on here too. The S|W thread is way more detailed as I got quite tucked into the write up over there, but I'll cut it down for you guys here Long story short, back in November I was one of those 17 year old who just passed their driving test I got myself a part time job and saved up enough to afford my first car (with a little help from my parents, who I've not payed back) My insurance restricted me to a 1.4, so the hunt for the more desirable 16v begun I'm a true car guy, so I've done my research at this point and I knew exactly what I wanted Canyon Red SE, 51 reg with a sunroof and rear speakers Then this thing came up for sale not too far away Black Diamond Magic S, X reg... full poverty spec, no speakers, no sunroof no nothing. The cup holder was the only optional extra her The good bits? Most of the service history was in tact, it only had 79,000 miles on the clock and the guy wanted £680 for it I sent my dad off to take a look at it whilst I was at school (my dad is not into cars, sending him was the first mistake of this whole build) Dad was happy, I was happy, why wouldn't I be right?? Insurance and tax sorted, and my dad even haggled the £80 Fast forward to 9:00 on the same day, it's dark and rainy and I'm outside The central locking works, lucky me looks like the ebay central locking has held up First time I drove a car since passing my test 3 months ago, it was rainy and dark. 40 mins later I make it home Next morning I get to see what I really spent my money on Halfords wheels from the previous owner are there Paint is scratched to shit But, the important thing here is, I just purchesed my first car - to say I was excited was a very very big understatement It may have been budget spec, however... The engine is more powerfull than your average 6n2, theres disks and callipers on the front and back and the tires were fairly sporty and new If it's just me in the car, this thing whizzes - perfect little motor for me, the sort of raw driving experience I dreamt about before buying a car 1 week into ownership, engine light comes on Now let's get this straight, I'm poor and even £100 worth of expenses into my first week of owner ship seemed dreadful to me I booked myself a slot at the local mechanic I shall leave the story here and carry on tomorrow, I have plent of updates to come Thank you for reading